Osama Satti murder case: Two police officials sentenced to death

A district and sessions court of the federal capital on Monday sentenced two accused to death and three to life imprisonment in the Osama Satti murder case

Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry pronounced the reserved judgment in connection with the case, according to which the court ordered the death penalty to the two accused, Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Mustafa, and imposed a fine of Rs0

1m each

Earlier, the court had reserved the decision of the case on completion of the trial on January 31

It is pertinent to note that the trial of the Osama Satti case lasted for two years and one month, in which Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed and Mudassar Mukhtar were named accused

Read more: Rising ‘police encounters’ mar dept’s image The accused named in the case are Anti-Terrorism police officials while former secretary of High Court Bar Raja Faisal Younis is the counsel for the plaintiff in the murder case

On January 2, 2021, at around 2 am, Osama had gone to drop his friend in Sector H-11

When he was returning, the police officials had intercepted his vehicle in Sector G-10, Srinagar Highway and fired at him from all sides

Three months later, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad had removed the terrorism provisions in the murder case and had referred the case to a district and sessions court

The decision was announced by ATC Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand on petitions seeking the removal of terrorism provisions

The court, however, had rejected the bail plea of the accused ATS officer Mudassar

Date:07-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link